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Campus Visits

Campus tours are back!

Experiencing our vibrant campus in-person is the best way to learn more about the University of Rochester. The Office of Admissions will be providing students and their families the opportunity to take a  tour with a current student.

Following the latest CDC guidance, the University of Rochester requires that all visitors wear masks in all indoor campus facilities, whether or not they are vaccinated.

Register for a campus tour

Additionally, we will continue to offer a full assortment of virtual opportunities to engage with us, so check out our virtual event offerings.


Planning your visit

Campus tours

We’re excited to welcome visitors back for our one-hour, in-person campus tours on most weekdays. A current student tour guide will walk with you around the River Campus while sharing their personal experiences and answering your questions along the way. Following the latest CDC guidance, the University of Rochester requires that all visitors wear masks in all indoor campus facilities, whether or not they are vaccinated.

Register for a campus tour

Engineering tours

An engineering tour is a general overview of some of the areas and buildings around the River Campus dedicated to engineering.

Engineering Tours will start Mid-January and be offered on most Monday and Friday’s.


This is your chance to talk to someone who knows Rochester. At this time our interviews remain virtual and whether you meet virtually with an admissions counselor, student interviewer or volunteer alumnus you’d get a wonderful perspective of the University of Rochester experience. Learn about interviewing

Information sessions

Currently our information sessions remain virtual and are not part of the on campus visitor experiences. Virtually, information sessions are a great way to get an overview of the University of Rochester’s unique approach to learning, as well as the admissions process – all with plenty of time for questions and answers with our admissions counseling staff.See the virtual events page

Explore academics

Meet with a faculty or staff member, sit in on a class, or visit a campus department or lab. Prospective students can visit department websites, and reach out to the undergraduate coordinator in the departments and programs they’re interested for more information.
Contact specific departments

Meet a coach

Interested in playing Division III sports at Rochester? Set up a meeting directly with one of our athletic coaches.
Contact specific coach

Group visits

COVID-19 pause

Group visit requests are currently closed until further notice because of COVID-19. In the meantime, we’re offering various opportunities to explore remotely all that Rochester has to offer.

See virtual events


Once you reach 252 Elmwood (the main entrance of the River Campus), turn onto Wilson Blvd. Stop at the Visitor Parking and Information Booth (in the middle of the street) for parking instructions. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to give yourself enough time to park.

On more popular visit days, we often have our visitors park off campus. If this is the case, parking details will be in your event confirmation email. You can always call our office to double check.

The University’s River Campus is about two miles from the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC). Commercial taxi services, ridesharing options, and car rentals are available from the airport. Cab fare is about $10, depending on the number of people and luggage.

The Rochester city buses stop at several locations on the River Campus, as well as at the Medical Center and Eastman campuses on all routes. For schedules and bus route information, visit Rochester Transportation Services.

The Rochester Amtrak station is located at 320 Central Avenue, Rochester, NY 14605. Taxi services, ridesharing options, and car rentals are available, and the station is located on the municipal bus line that serves the River Campus.


Below is a list of hotels within five miles of the University’s River Campus.

Please refer to individual hotel websites for information regarding your visit and COVID-19 regulations.

*These hotels offer University of Rochester visitors a discount. Just mention you’re a visitor when making reservations.

Hotel Location/Phone Distance
Staybridge Suites University of Rochester* 1000 Genesee Street
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 527-9110
0.48 mi
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester 30 Celebration Drive
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 424-4404
0.60 mi
Holiday Inn Rochester Downtown* 70 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 546-3450
1.34 mi
Rochester Riverside Hotel 120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-6400
1.42 mi
Hyatt Regency Rochester* 125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-1234
1.44 mi
Inn on Broadway 26 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 232-3595
1.64 mi
Courtyard by Marriott 33 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 292-1000
2.88 mi
Peter’s Vintage Bed & Breakfast 277 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 436-7437
2.90 mi
Fairfield Inn Rochester Airport 1200 Brooks Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 529-5000
3.36 mi
Quality Inn Rochester Airport 1273 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 464-8800
3.40 mi
The Strathallan Hotel 550 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 461-5010
3.40 mi
Motel 6 Rochester Airport 155 Buell Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 436-2170
3.68 mi
Country Inn & Suites* 797 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-0131
4.00 mi
Holiday Inn & Suites* 800 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-9190
4.00 mi
Best Western Rochester Marketplace Inn* 940 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-2700
4.14 mi
Double Tree Hotel 1111 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1510
4.17 mi
Rochester Comfort Suites 2085 Hylan Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-6620
4.40 mi
Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport* 175 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 475-1910
4.54 mi
Residence Inn Rochester 1300 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-8850
4.72 mi


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